Lin-Manuel Miranda: It was an 'honor' for 'Hamilton' cast to perform for Bush
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"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted Tuesday that it was an "honor" for the cast and crew of the hit Broadway musical to be invited to perform for former President George H.W. Bush.

"The honor is ours, sir," Miranda responded after the former president tweeted that the performers' visit was "a complete joy."

The former president posted two photos of himself, one posing with the cast and another listening to several cast members singing.

"History never sounded so powerful," he added.


Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the former president who attended the performance, called it "absolutely amazing" in his own tweet.

Tuesday's performance came less than two weeks after the 41st president was released from the hospital after being treated for an infection that had spread to his blood. He was admitted the day after the funeral for his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, who died last month.

"Hamilton" cast members, including Miranda himself, have been outspoken politically and are vocal critics of the Trump administration.

Vice President Pence was jeered by audience members when he attended the show alongside Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Pence elbow bump at NYC Sept. 11 ceremony The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill Pentagon, Trump, Biden to mark 9/11 anniversary MORE shortly after the 2016 election. The cast then addressed him directly from the stage, urging him to promote inclusive policies in the White House.